India holds a unique position in the generic market. Commonly referred to as the “pharmacy of the developing world”, India exports huge volumes of generic medication. This forms a multi-billion dollar industry within India. This low cost generics market has improved access to lower price medications in India, as well as allowed for the export … [Read more...] about Indian patent laws, no longer the pharmacy of the developing world?
The Chinese public want action on climate change more than people in 14 other countries, according to YouGov. The respected polling company found that 60 percent of Chinese want their government to take a leadership rôle in the Paris climate negotiations, versus only 44 percent of Americans and 41 percent of British people. One interpretation of … [Read more...] about Poll: Chinese want action on climate more than Europeans or Americans
At a private lunch last year, China's ambassador to the UK spent ten minutes answering my question about why China would not support global limits on greenhouse gas emissions. He is an excellent diplomat and it was a private meeting so I can't point to anything he said that deviated at all from the official policy. However, he spent five minutes … [Read more...] about Liconomics: Chinese #greenenergy to grow at twice the rate of general economy
Here's a surprisingly blunt interview with Zhong Jianhua, China’s Special Representative on African Affairs. He is speaking to the Africa Research Institute in London. He's responding to criticism from the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria It's not earth shattering but it's worth a read. Either he is very good or China has access to some … [Read more...] about China in Africa isn’t good or bad. It’s a mix — says Chinese gov’t #ChinaAfrica